Research Science Initiative in China 2016

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Research Science Initiative 2016 in China

Forty high school students attend CEE program to foster STEM education

McLean, VA – July 5, 2016 – The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE), in partnership with Tsinghua University (Tsinghua), will present the Research Science Initiative for top achieving Chinese high school students in math or science. This is the first high school research program collaboration of Tsinghua with a U.S. non-governmental organization (NGO).

Students will gather for six enriching weeks for one week of on-campus course work in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and four and half weeks of cutting-edge individualized STEM research projects with leading professors from Tsinghua.

Students attend college-level classes taught by distinguished professors from Tsinghua University and visiting U.S. professors from leading institutions including alumni of the Research Science Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

John Dell, Senior Teacher of Advanced Physics courses at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria Virginia, USA, will be the Co-Director of RSI Tsinghua 2016 with Dr. Prof., Yi Zhang, Head for Institute of Systems Engineering, Director for Joint Lab of Intelligent Transportation Systems at Tsinghua.

“CEE is excited to collaborate in this exciting opportunity to continue the Initiative for young Chinese scholars,” stated Joann DiGennaro, CEE’s President. “We look forward to supporting both our nations’ future leaders!”

About the Center for Excellence in Education
The Center for Excellence in Education was founded in 1983 by the late Admiral H.G. Rickover, Father of the Nuclear Navy and civilian uses of nuclear power, and Joann P. DiGennaro, President of the Center. The Center's mission is to nurture high school and university scholars to careers of excellence and leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and to encourage collaboration between and among leaders in the global community. CEE sponsors the Research Science Institute (RSI), the USA Biology Olympiad (USABO), and the Teacher Enrichment Program (TEP).

CEE has partnered with more than 53 countries with collaborative agreements negotiated by Joann DiGennaro, CEE’s President. The Center was the first U.S. organization to receive high school students from: People’s Republic of China, India, and the Balkan and Baltic nations. RSI programs are in Bulgaria, China, India, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore. For more information about the Center and its programs, visit CEE’s Web site,

About Tsinghua University
Since China opened up to the world in 1978, Tsinghua University has developed at a breathtaking pace into a comprehensive research university. At present, the university has 14 schools and 56 departments with faculties in science, engineering, humanities, law, medicine, history, philosophy, economics, management, education and art. The University has now over 25,900 students, including 13,100 undergraduates and 12,800 graduate students. As one of China’s most renowned universities, Tsinghua has become an important institution for fostering talent and scientific research.

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